Analysis Of The Hound Of The Baskervilles By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

In the novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the six qualities needed to define the book as a good mystery, are present and as a result, readers are kept full of interest throughout the entire novel. As the readers are lead to believe the guilt of an innocent, suspected culprit, they are able to follow the trail that is believed to lead to the character’s guilt, while they’re in for a great surprise after all of the suspense upon realizing who the true culprit is. Also, as Watson and Sherlock carry on with working to solve the case, they find a significant amount of clues that readers are able to pick up and analyzer in their own heads, this way they can feel more connected to the mystery. Finally, the most significant …show more content…
Holmes mysteries swept the nation, escalading his popularity making more people want to buy the books featuring Holmes and his companion, Watson. Sherlock Holmes was quite arrogant toward everyone, especially his dear friend Doctor Watson, because he considered his friend as “not [himself] luminous, but…a conductor of light” (8), however, everyone was still in awe of the character simply because of the intriguing deductive reasoning he used and his astounding intelligence. Watson on the other hand was not quite as popular as the dear Sherlock Holmes, however was still loved because of his companionship to him. These two protagonists increase the popularity of the book greatly because of the awe-inspiring way they solve their cases, making it even more of a fantastic mystery to read. Holmes is always incredibly observant, making it very appealing to read about his countless amazing observations he makes. Holmes is quite aware of this astounding skill because of his interesting perspective that “The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes” (31), except for himself of course. Fans of these detectives are constantly being astounded by the fascinating clues these two detectives are able to discover due to their reasoning. Watson is quite brilliant with uncovering clues and has the spotlight throughout most of the book, making the skills of this bright detective known to the readers so he doesn’t always have to help solve cases in the marvelous Sherlock Holmes’

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